Magnificent Remakes, Chocolate Lifetime

Posted by KC | 10/14/2016 08:43:00 AM | 0 comments »


PLOT: A remake of the classic film.

In the 1960 movie a Spanish village is oppressed by an outlaw gang and seven gunslingers help. This version it is a baron who wants the town’s gold and Denzel Washington, Chris Pratt, Ethan Hawke, Vincent D’Onofrio, Byung-hun Lee, Manuel Garcia-Ruffo and Martin Sensmeier are the diverse cast to bring him down. Yes, there is a lot of action, lots of inaccuracies and the signature music is there near the end but it is so entertaining.


PLOT: Loving, rich couple lets pretty young woman has their child.

John and Laura Taylor (Morris Chestnut, Rosewood, The Best Man and Regina Hall, Best Man Holiday) cannot have children so they find a surrogate woman Ann Walsh (Jaz Sinclair)to have their baby but they don’t know the woman is in love with John and she is crazy. The good: The movie shows African-American couple are affectionate and successful. The bad: It is a Lifetime movie dipped in chocolate! You know what is going to happen you just don’t know when. If you enjoying paying to see love, babies and killings you should see this otherwise wait for it to come on well-Lifetime!


PLOT: The final movie of the popular franchise.

Reggie (Reggie Bannister), Mike (Michael Baldwin) and Jody (Bill Thornbury) the original heroes in the first movie join forces to stop Jebediah Morningside aka The Tall Man (Angus Scrimm), a dimensional hopping demon! The movie like the first makes no sense at all but it is like a nightmare. A nightmare makes no sense yet it scares you and you remember it and this film does that. It is low budget but at least it was made to satisfy the fans. I do believe this is the final film for Angus Scrimm did pass away. If you are a fan go watch this movie!

Fantasy, Fear and Fighting

Posted by KC | 9/28/2016 08:30:00 AM | 0 comments »


PLOT: Three burglars target a blind military man.

Trios of young robbers decide to steal big money from a blind vet only to find out he is not helpless and he is not noble. Oh man, I was skeptical about the movie but when I learned Stephen Lang was starring in it I wanted to see it. Lang was the tough commander in the successful film Avatar and he doesn’t disappoint! The blind man can handle himself. The thieves and the audience go through hell before it’s over. It is very good to be shown at the end of summer.


PLOT: Remake of the 1977 of the same name.

This is a “realistic” movie of a dragon living in the woods. It is slow moving but if you stick with it the film is wonderful and magical. The dragon’s design looked like a dog. It didn’t make money maybe because it was too cute and sweet but it was still good. Worth watching with the family.


PLOT: A young boy goes on a quest to protect him from evil. Based on the novel of the same name.

Kubo tells stories but never finish them for he must be home before dark for sinister forces will find him so he has to go on an adventure to find magical sword, shield and helmet to save himself from his wicked aunts. It is very creative and visually stunning. It is a bit scary at times but still very good.

The Secret Resurrection of Suicide Sequels

Posted by KC | 8/21/2016 06:09:00 AM | 0 comments »


PLOT:  After 10 years of leaving the agency that turned him into a killer, he is drawn back in for someone tells him he wasn’t randomly chosen.

                Jason Bourne (Matt Damon) is back to find out about his father, the spy agency he used to work for and revenge too.  The movie is a thinking man James Bond.  It has excitement, drama and intelligent females.  The best thing about the film is Damon the original Bourne.  He is intense, macho and sympathetic.  It is worth seeming.


PLOT:  A secret government agency recruits super villains.

                Based on the comic book of the same name super villains such as Deadshot (Will Smith), Harley Quin (Margot Robbie), Boomerang (Jai Courtney), Killer Croc (Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje), and Diablo (Jay Hernandez). Their boss is Amanda Waller (Viola Davis) and with a group like this you have to be badass and she is.  The cast is very good and the stand-outs are Smith and Robbie in their roles.  The villain is the Enchantress (Cara Delevingne) she possesses a woman and she has massive power but she is not well-known and she wasn’t interesting.  The Joker (Jared Leto) is in their too but not much and he is fun to watch. Hopefully, the next movie their will have a better villain.  It is a mix bag of a movie but the good parts outweigh the bad ones.


PLOT:  Pampered dog has to share with another dog.

                Max is a cute, spoiled dog and his owner takes in a big, furry dog named Duke.   They don’t like each other at first and then they get into an adventure where the two have to help each other.  It is very funny, a little sad and action packed!  It is a fun to watch.  It has made a lot of money so a sequel is in the works.  GO, GO NOW!


PLOT:  The sequel to 2011 The Mechanic.

                Arthur Bishop (Jason Statham) wants to give up the life of a hitman but is forced to kill three people or his girlfriend will be killed.  Is Bishop a hitman or a superspy with all the gadgets, kills and the beautiful Jessica Alba.  Michelle Yeoh is a supporting character but she doesn’t do any martial arts.  It is as good as it gets with a Jason Statham movie.

Re-Boots, Realizations and Re-Hashes

Posted by KC | 8/02/2016 10:31:00 AM | 0 comments »


PLOT:  The popular graphic novel now a movie.

                The graphic novel by Alan Moore and Brian Bollard is about The Joker who tries his best to make Commissioner Gordon insane by very demented events.  I never read the graphic novel but the movie is VERY GRIM.   It is also explains the origin of The Joker ( no back story for the longest) and you feel sympathy for him.  The ending is very strange, the viewer has to decide what it all means.  The movie is playing one day in select theaters and on video very soon.


PLOT:  An updated version of the classic movie starring all women as the Ghostbusters!

                Abby (Melissa McCarthy), Erin (Kristin Wiig) Jillian (Kate McKinnon) and Patty (Leslie Jones) are the new team who find, capture and take out apparitions (ghosts). They have a handsome but dumb receptionist Chris Hemsworth (Thor). The film is MUCH better than the trailer and the special effects are amazing.  Comparing the classic with the contemporary movie is up to the individual.  The film is not bad but it wasn’t necessary to be rebooted.


PLOT:  The crew must stop a villain who has a weapon to destroy the world.

                Kirk(Chris Pine) has doubts he wasn’t the perfect captain he should have been, Spock(Zachary Quinto) is having problems with girlfriend Uhura (Zoe Saldana) but all that is nothing when the Enterprise is attacked by bad-guy Krall (Idris Elba) and they have to evacuate the ship, survive on a strange, new  planet and stop Krall to unleash his bio-weapon.  Just another day in the Star Trek universe and it is good.  Star Trek: Into Darkness was okay to me but this was much better.  The evil Krall does have a back-story to humanize him a little and Jaylah ((Sofia Boutella, Kingsmen Secret Service) an alien who can defend herself.  If you are a fan of this franchise you will enjoy it and even if you’re not a fan you will enjoy it.           

Big Humor in Big Blockbusters

Posted by KC | 7/14/2016 09:40:00 AM | 0 comments »


PLOT:  The aliens are back and they are bigger, meaner and smarter.

    First of all if you enjoyed the first movie you will like the second movie and if you didn’t don’t bother. Independence Day Resurgence is like the first film doing the same thing only different characters are doing it.  The movie tries to explain what happened to the major characters of ID4.  There are new people in the fight against the aliens but you will enjoy David Levinson (Jeff Goldblum) and Dr. Brakish Okiun (Brent Spiner).  These two are great and were in the last film.  It is a silly spectacular popcorn flick that made Independence Day fun but it is just more enhanced.


PLOT: The further adventures of four turtles.

                  You shouldn’t watch this movie if you don’t like the concepts of six feet turtles as superheroes.  I liked it as a cartoon and the movies.  This film is a live –action cartoon with villains and monsters and heroes, human and mutants.  The story is about Shredder, the turtle’s nemesis with help from a scientist to open a portal to bring another evil being Krang to destroy the world.  Story is not that important but the stunts and CGI are.  It didn’t do well in the theaters but on video it will do very well.


PLOT:  Dory, the forgetful fish wants to find her parents.

                  Dory, a blue tang fish is a sweet lovable and forgetful.  Despite memory loss she is determined to find her family by being creative and daring.  Her adventure she meets animals who have difficulty too but willing to help her.  The sequel is just enjoyable as Finding Nemo in 2003.  Kids will love it and so will adults and anyone who understands the meaning of family.


PLOT:  Two estrange friends join forces to save the world.

                  Ben Stone (Dwayne Johnson) was a fat kid and was humiliated in school and one guy stood up for him, Calvin Joyner (Kevin Hart) in 1996.  Now Calvin is married to a beautiful wife, a good job, as an accountant but doesn’t feel he is living up to his potential.  Ben is a spy and remembers his friend Calvin to help him find information to save the world.  It is funny but the action is much better.  Johnson you don’t know is he the good guy, the bad guy or the crazy guy.  Hart is funny playing the average guy who gets way over his head.  Worth to watch if you like these two actors.